Improving governance and solving governance-related problems are complex and fundamentally political processes. Cookie-cutter solutions rarely work across different contexts. Instead, effective solutions emerge – and change happens – through locally led innovation, learning, and adaptation. The challenge for organizations committed to supporting progress toward more open, accountable, and effective governance is how to best support local stakeholders as they navigate and shape the political dynamics and patterns of incentives that are at the heart of governance-related problems.
We put this approach into practice across our work on integrity and anti-corruption, fiscal governance, and multistakeholder initiatives, as well as through our stewardship of the Open Gov Hub.